Israeli soldiers used excessive force, on Friday, against the weekly protest against the Wall and Settlements in Kufur Qaddoum, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, causing a serious injury to a young man who lost his eye; one was shot by a live round, and five others were injured by rubber-coated metal bullets, and many suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.Medical sources said Rif’at Barham, 23 years of age, lost his right eye after the soldiers fired a rubber-coated metal bullet directly at him.
Resident Daoud ‘Aqel, 17, was shot by a live round to his leg, and five others were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets.
The sources added that dozens of residents received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Kufur Qaddoum Morad Shteiwy said Barham was moved to the Rafidia Governmental Hospital, in Nablus, due to the severity of his injury.
He added that resident Nasser Shteiwy, 44, was shot by three rubber-coated metal bullets in his legs, Anas Abdul-Razeq, 20, was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the back, Mohammad Nidal, 19, rubber-coated metal bullet in the shoulder, Mohammad Fathi, 45, rubber-coated metal bullet in the arm, and Mahmoud Nasser, 15, was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the thigh.
On Friday evening, Israeli soldiers invaded a Palestinian orchard in Zabbouba village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapped Ramah Jamil Atatra, 18, while in his family’s land, and took him to an unknown destination.